6 Realistic Goals I’m Setting For 2020

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I’m seeing so many people starting to come up with realistic goals for 2020! I love getting the chance to make goals each month, but I’ll admit that they aren’t that realistic. How do I expect myself to succeed with them if I set the bar too high? I haven’t been all that great with the ones I started the year with so this type of post is long overdue!

Walk more OFTEN:

I do try to walk as much as I can but, if the weather is nasty or my mood/body is off, I can’t. I do try which is important, I guess. I could say that I’m going to walk 10,000 steps every other but it won’t happen. Instead I’m going to propose that I walk more often, even on the days I struggle on.

I think a stronger umbrella is in order! Mine kind of broke itself. I have my eyes on a colour-changing one I saw in Waterstones!

Save money each month:

I’ve got so many things that I want to buy to decorate my flat and I can’t get myself to spend the money there and then. I want to change my habit of eating out and buying snacks and put the money I would’ve spent into my savings acount.

I’m going to be buying a holiday or a house in many years but I might be able to get better carpet.

*hides* I don’t have ANY carpet! I’m a little ashamed that I haven’t gotten any yet.

Drink more water:

I’ve been proud of myself for even drinking a little more than I used to. However, my little more is going from 2 glasses of water a day to 4. I know, I know!! I should be drinking the whole 8 glasses a day. I tend not to feel thirsty or get side-tracked by doing other things.

I’d love to purchase a plastic-free water bottle/flask that helps me track how much I’ve been drinking and keeps it cool.

If you have any good recommendations, let me know!

start a hobby:

One of the mental health triggers I’ve noticed lately is that I have time to spare. If I have time alone, I think. If I think, then my mood takes a bad turn. I really want to start a hobby early next year and I’m glad that I’m thinking of it now. I hate going out at night so if I can find one that helps during the day or easy to commute to, I’ll go!

There’s no point thinking of doing a hard hobby.

I’d love to take up sign language again or even work on photography so fingers crossed that they work out.

Spend more time with family:

This is a teeny unrealistic in the fact that the majority of my family lives in Northern Ireland.

To make up for the fact that I can’t constantly fly over, my spending time will be talking more over the phone, through WhatsApp and the odd postcard.

I tend to feel a little like a black sheep since most of my cousins are married, have families of their own and stuff like that. It isn’t until recently that I’ve started to understand things happen to different people. I just need to accept my differences and chat!

Snack less:

Gaaaah! The snacking this year has been absolutely horrendous!

The ironic thing is that all of my snacks have been healthy such as fruit, raw bars. The problem is the amount of snacks. A little trigger warning for anyone else who binge-eats: I have been getting up and eating bulk snacks when I’ve struggled.

Kind of makes me feel ill so need to change it by snacking less.

I do have lots of other realistic goals that I might end up doing but there’s no use setting too many. I’ll be put off otherwise!

What goals are you thinking of setting for 2020?